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Hackers behind Queensland hospital cyberattack identified

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The hackers behind a cyber attacked that targeted healthcare provider UnitingCare Queensland have been identified, the same group responsible for past attacks against major targets including Apple and Donald Trump.

The hackers behind a cyber attacked that targeted healthcare provider UnitingCare Queensland have been identified, the same group responsible for past attacks against major targets including Apple and Donald Trump.

It follows 9News breaking the story of the attack last week, which affected the provider's aged care centres and hospitals across Queensland, including the Wesley and St Andrew's Hospitals in Brisbane.

In a statement, UnitingCare Queensland confirmed that the attack was carried out by cyber ware operation REvil/Sodin.

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The hackers behind a cyber attacked that targeted healthcare provider UnitingCare Queensland have been identified

"On Sunday 25 April, UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ) was impacted by a cyber incident. As a result of this incident, some of the organisation's Digital and Technology systems have since been inaccessible," the UnitingCare statement said.

We can confirm that the external group claiming responsibility for this incident has identified themselves as REvil/Sodin."

The group has been linked to multiple attacks against high profile targets, including Mr Trump, Elton John, Lady Gaga and Madonna, with its group developers saying in an interview they pocket more than AUD$129 million per year from the operation.

Most recently, the group claimed to have stolen plans for several upcoming Apple products, threatening to release the documents unless paid AUD$64 million.

UnitingCare also said investigations into whether patient, client, resident or employee information has been breached were still ongoing, and that it was still "not possible to provide a resolution timeframe" from the attack.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/hackers-responsible-for-unitingcare-queensland-cyberattack-identified-revil/6b022150-6774-4c19-9af2-5b97a7bcfc32

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